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Bella Rosa Ranales Cotos
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Registered role
Domiciliary care manager
Outcome
Removal Order
Location
This was a joint remote hearing by Zoom
Employer
Previously Cartrefi Cymru
Type of hearing
Fitness to Practise panel

Decision summary

A Fitness to Practise Panel sat remotely on 22 – 29 July 2021 has found allegations of a failure to follow financial procedures and ensure adequate management of domiciliary care services proved against Bella Ranales Cotos, a registered domiciliary care manager.

The panel found Bella Ranales Cotos’ current fitness to practise was impaired and imposed a Removal Order which means she will be unable to work in a regulated social care role in Wales. Bella Ranales Cotos’ name has been taken off the Register and placed on the List of Persons Removed.

Bella Ranales Cotos has the right of appeal to the Care Standards Tribunal within 28 days.

A copy of the panel’s full reasons are available on request.

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Summary of allegations

Ms Hughes and Ms Cotos whilst working for Cartrefi Cymru as a Domiciliary Care Worker and Manager respectively, are alleged to have:

• Failed to follow financial procedures and protocols in place relation to safeguarding service users from financial abuse.

Ms Cotos is also alleged to have failed to manage the Domiciliary Care Services in an appropriate way.